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Description of the painting by Vincent Van Gogh “Wheat Field with Cypresses”


Van Gogh created the “Wheat Field with Cypresses” at the end of the 19th century, when he was in the hospital for the mentally ill for almost a year. Van Gogh, tired of the "soothing art", began to paint landscapes: trees, fields on which wheat is sown. He was very attracted to the cypress trees, which lifted the crowns to the sky, they were like the tongues of a developing fire. Almost on every canvas began to depict the southern nature - cypress trees.

Researchers of his work explained this hobby by the fact that in the Mediterranean these trees from ancient times have been a sign of grief. His works from 1888 to 1889 are endowed with special symbolic images that are associated with the artist’s peculiar worldview in this period.

In the lower part of the picture, a bread field painted in light yellow and orange tones immediately catches the eye. The wheat seemed to lean from a small gust of wind. Van Gogh was very fascinated by the cypresses with their lines and proportions, about which he said that they were beautiful.

Green grass looks bright, it is like a spot on a landscape that fills the sun, but this black spot was a very interesting and difficult task for this creator. As he said, in order to write nature here, it takes a very long time to look at it. On a wheat field there are blackberries, shrubs, tall cypress trees with thick crowns, they are located on the right edge of the work and look longer and darker against the sky. And behind them in the distance are visible hills of purple tones.

Above you can see the pink-green sky with clouds in unusual colors, and a barely noticeable crescent. Thick brushstrokes were made in front, on the blackberry bushes one can see reflections of green, purple and yellow tones. Cypresses are the only focus on the picture, drawn vertically.





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